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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (Biographical details)

Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (ruler; Dutch; Male; 1584 - 1647)

Also known as

Frederick Henry; Orange; Nassau; Frederik Hendrik

Biography

Son of William the Silent [q.v.]; succeeded as Stadtholder of the United Provinces on the death of his half-brother, Maurice Prince of Orange, in 1625. Leader of Dutch army in war against the Spanish.
The phrases 'Zich met Frederick Hendrick behelpen' and 'met de mantel van F. H. dekken' were common appeals for assistance in the early 18th-century.

Bibliography

'Princely display, the court of Frederick Henry of Orange and Amalia van Solms in The Hague', ed. Marika Keblusek & Jori Zijlmans, Historical Museum, The Hague, 1997
'Princely patrons, the collection of Frederick Henry of Orange and Amalia van Solms in The Hague', Mauritshuis 1997 (companion to above, with two catalogues)